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The technology is a further development of vehicle-to-grid (V2G). Bidirectional e-cars can not only store energy for locomotion, but also release it back into the power grid at a later time. With V2X, electricity can be fed back into the public grid, but also into private grids such as office buildings or private homes. Using the batteries in the e-car as energy storage makes the use of electric cars and renewable energies even more attractive.
Bidirectionally chargeable e-cars can not only take electrical energy from the grid, but also feed it back into the grid as part of an intelligent energy system. Vehicle-to-grid thus enables intelligent sector coupling.
Bidirectionally chargeable e-cars can not only store electrical energy, but also feed it back into the home. Vehicle-to-home thus makes it possible to supply one’s own household with the stored energy from the e-car.
ZEV (Association for Self-Consumption)
Owners of apartment buildings, office properties and commercial buildings can make the self-produced solar power available to their tenants for self-consumption. The sun2wheel solution allows for correct billing in the case of a combination for self-consumption.
Which vehicles are already bidirectional today?
The following vehicles are bidirectional via the CHAdeMO connector
– Eclipse Cross
– Leaf, from 2013
The following vehicles are bidirectional via the CCS connector
– Honda E